8T ACRES

Ashley Glynn is an accomplished horse woman. She has been riding horses since the age of five and trained under many different trainers including Joe Forest, Denny Emerson (Olympic Rider), Yuvonn Coleman, and Susan Harris to name a few. Ashley competes, trains, and coaches both horse and rider in Eventing, Dressage, Hunter/Jumper, and Pony Club.

Ashley went to Bethany College where she studied pre vet then transferring and graduating from Otterbein College in Ohio with a B.A. in Equine Business. Since school Ashley has worked as assistant coach for the Colby Sawyer IHSA team. She then moved to Horton's Farm where she trained young horses to go under saddle and taught beginner and intermediate rider lessons. Ashley left Horton’s Farm in 2012 to start her own Equestrian Center, and has since operated 8T Acres Equestrian Center in Hanover NH.

Ashley is the first A Pony Clubber in the United States to complete certifications in all three tracks; Dressage, Eventing, and Show Jumping. She continues to teach camps and lessons in and out of her own region. She is a national examiner and is an approved Pony Club Riding Center.

Ashley specializes in the training of young horses and riders of all ages and abilities. She loves to see the progression of horse and rider excel and reach their goals both in lessons and competition.

Where does the Name Come From?

Many people ask where the name 8T Acres came from and what the inspiration for the name was for me.

A brief story involves the lot design of 80.6 acres. The property was purchased by my great grandfather and great grandmother in 1958 for a total sum of $3000 with 6% interest!! Their names were Leonard and Anna Toben. Anna was a bit of an artist and designed the logo with the T standing for the Toben name. Coincidentally it fit with the fact that the property has Eigh(ty) Acres.

So in memory of where I came from and what the land means to me I decided to name my farm 8T Acres Equestrian Center. You can still see the rock that is dated 1958 and the Toben stone on the property.